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Busy Woman Seeks Wife: 11/05/11
I spotted Busy Woman Seeks Wife by Annie Sanders (Annie Ashworth and Meg Sanders) on display at the library. A woman working her way up the fashion design ladder puts out a want ad for a "wife" to help her keep her elderly mother company and keep her domestic life under control.
I was hoping that the "wife" who responded would actually be a woman. It would have made for an interesting twist on things. Instead, it's a man — a struggling actor. What kept me reading at first was his immediate friendship with the main character's mother, known in London theater scene as "The Bean." She reminded me of Castle's mother.
Ultimately it was the design show plot that got me to the end. It read like something out of Ugly Betty. Throughout the book the main character struggles with a series of bad luck or small goofs. By themselves they are just glitches. Together, though, they add up to sabotage. Solving the mystery and seeing revenge served made the book a fun read.
Comment #1: Sunday, November, 6, 2011 at 10:26:45
I think I've heard of this book. It's become a small joke in my family that we are all looking for a wife to help out. Great review!
Comment #2: Monday, November 14, 2011 at 13:26:02
It was a cute book but it could have been better.